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1. Choose a time and a place to chat

  • "Plan a time and place, relay what I wanted to say, always goes better than you think"

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  • "We went for a drive. It’s easier to chat if someone isn’t looking at me"

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  • "At home, in a safe space I can control so that I’m not overwhelmed by my environment too"

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2. Be direct and honest

  • "I just said “I feel like I’m under a big weight and I’m not sure what to do”"

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  • "She asked me if I was really okay so I was totally honest the whole time that I wasn’t okay and why"

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  • "I asked, do you feel unsafe within yourself? She said yes."

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Choosing a time and a place can help you to settle any nerves you might have, and also help you create a space where talking is easy and comfortable
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3. Find another way to say it

  • "Through writing & handed it to my GP / Therapist. Writing is easier than verbalising hard things"

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  • "I sent my mum a TikTok I related to and used it to start a conversation about how I feel"

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  • "Wrote everything down first to be sure I could articulate it in the moment"

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4. Get professional help

  • I told a professional i didn’t/dont feel safe. I’m Unable to tell family how low I feel at the moment

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  • I'm on a waiting list atm but make regular appointments with my GP to check in.

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  • I went to see a therapist. Wasn't easy, still isn't, keep cracking on though

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